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Stella McCartney creates world’s first vegan mushroom leather garments

“These rare, exclusive pieces embody our commitment to innovate a kinder fashion industry—one that sees the birth of beautiful, luxurious materials as opposed to the deaths of our fellow creatures and planet.” Today, British designer Stella McCartney unveiled the world’s first-ever garments created from mushroom leather. The luxury designer’s exclusive designs include a black bustier …

Vegan cactus leather company wins popular award after teaming up with H&M

“PETA’s Compassionate Business Award celebrates Desserto leather for challenging the false idea that cows are commodities.” Vegan leather company Adriano Di Marti has won PETA’s award for ‘promoting kindness to animals and a sustainable planet’ with the development of its cactus leather. Mexican entrepreneurs Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, aka the duo behind Desserto- …

Virginia becomes 4th US state to ban animal testing for cosmetics

“Cosmetics animal testing is simply not needed to ensure the safety of cosmetics for human use. Each year, thousands of animals endure harsh testing methods, including having chemicals dripped into their eyes or rubbed onto their skin, after which they are killed.” A bill that bans the animal-testing of new cosmetics and selling of animal-tested …

Fur farm exposé reveals animals ‘experiencing slow, agonizing deaths’ and carcasses being sold for human consumption

“There is nothing glamorous about electrocuting animals to death. Fur farms have no place in a modern society, and it is essential that we end the fur trade for good.”                         An undercover video has revealed evidence of extreme animal suffering on multiple fur farms in China – with one farmer also admitting that the ‘meat …

Hermès to launch its first mushroom leather-based handbag

According to Hermès, the new mushroom-based ‘leather’ bag made from fine mycelium is an ‘innovation in the making’. High-end French luxury brand Hermès has unveiled a mushroom-based version of its classic Victoria bag. The ‘leather’ travel bag is part of a collaboration with Californian mycelium-based material startup MycoWorks. The sustainable version of the brand’s iconic …

UGG just launched vegan shoes made from carbon-neutral plant-based materials

“At UGG, we are committed to doing our part to combat climate change” Called the Plant Power collection, the new line builds on the brand’s sustainability platform- FEEL GOOD- launched in 2020 ‘to articulate its long-term goals and commitment to people and the planet’. This week, Southern California-based popular shoe brand UGG® launched vegan shoes …

Garnier is now officially ‘cruelty-free’ certified

“Today Garnier takes another green step towards becoming a fully committed, truly sustainable, and transparent brand that delivers green beauty for all of us.” This week, Garnier—one of the world’s largest haircare brands—announced that it has been awarded the Leaping Bunny certification. The haircare brand obtained its certification from non-profit organization Cruelty-Free International to become the …

China to ditch animal testing on most imported cosmetics this May

Cruelty-free brands will soon be able to sell their products in China once the country lifts its animal testing policy from most imported cosmetics. From 1st May 2021, China will waive off its mandatory animal testing clause for imported cosmetics. Up until now, any cosmetics brand selling in China required animal testing by law. However, …

H&M launches innovation platform – will debut cactus leather and castor oil yarn in upcoming collection

“Innovation Stories allows us to develop and grow, all while creating desirable and long-lasting pieces that we hope our customers will love and be proud of.” This month, Swedish fashion giant H&M is launching ‘Innovation Stories’- a new series of collections to further “innovation, sustainable fabrications and design.” The first line under the concept is …

Augustinus Bader’s cult cream just got a vegan upgrade

“Now that our Rich Cream is vegan, it’s an added bonus — it is the ultimate sign of respect for nature.” Iconic skincare care brand Augustinus Bader has just unveiled an upgraded vegan version of its award-winning hero The Rich Cream after ditching animal ingredients from its formulation. The Rich Cream Upgrade builds on the …

Jason Momoa just launched a vegan sneaker range made from algae

The new limited-edition vegan shoes are available on preorder on So iLL’s website. Game of Thrones superstar Jason Momoa has launched two limited-edition vegan sneakers. The range is in partnership with So iLL- a climbing apparel brand. The Unity Purple and Yaya Lavender Roamers- which are part of the So iLL x On the Roam …

Adidas bans fur, commits to sustainable material innovations

“The permanent renunciation of fur underlines our commitment in searching for and scaling up sustainable material innovations.” Adidas has announced it is banning animal fur from its supply chain to ‘take a clear stand on animal welfare.’ The sportswear giant, which doesn’t currently use fur in its collections, also became the 1,500th apparel company to …